Our vision to 2030

Our vision is that in 2030, Geelong is internationally recognised as one of the world’s most resilient cities through collaboration and innovation in three focus areas.

Sustainability - through efficient resource use

Liveability - building healthy, resilient communities, which are connected and care for each other

Productivity - through a transition to a low carbon economy; cleaner, leaner and smarter businesses and industries powered by an informed, educated and skilled workforce that thinks and acts for the long term.


The purpose

  • To promote and support new and existing sustainability initiatives from business, industry, community, education and government;
  • Facilitate sustainable build form outcomes by providing environmentally sustainable development assessments through the planning application process; and
  • Enhance the prosperity of Geelong for future generations through initiatives that lead to jobs, skills development and business development.

The challenge

Geelong is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities. It faces significant social, environmental and economic challenges as it transforms into a city of the 22nd century. The Geelong community recognises that this challenge requires a comprehensive response involving all stakeholders and all sectors.

With its strong growth; proactive business, industry and community groups; commitment to working together and an innovative culture, Geelong is ideally placed to take on this challenge.


The opportunity

Future Proofing Geelong is a dedicated group of partners collaborating on sustainability actions across industry, business, education, government and community. 

The partners work together to achieve the recommendations in the Low Carbon Growth Plan for Geelong, first published in 2011.  The Plan identifies key opportunities to transition Geelong’s economy towards a low carbon future while achieving positive economic and social benefits.  An update of the Plan was published in 2015.

The program focusses on enabling projects which will assist Geelong to become more sustainable, more liveable and more productive.  The partners have a vision that Geelong will be internationally recognised as one of the world’s most resilient cities. 

If you have a project idea, or wish to invest in projects, contact us at futureproofinggeelong@geelongcity.vic.gov.au.






Page last updated: Wednesday, 6 February 2019

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